But before celebrities officially start celebrating the new year, Brandy Norwood hit Hawaii to show off her new engagement sparkler, Jessica Simpson tweeted her pregnant belly and Ewan McGregor and Stella McCartney were honored by Queen Elizabeth II.
And that wasn’t all the stars were up to this weekend. We’ve got all the details on those stories and more right here!
• Engagement Bling: Brandy Norwood showed off her massive rock while on vacation in Hawaii with her newly cemented (and shirtless) fiancé Ryan Press Saturday.
• Royal Treatment: Ewan McGregor and Stella McCartney were honored by Queen Elizabeth II, receiving Order of the British Empire (OBE) titles for their charity work and accomplishments in their careers.
• Box Office Magic: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey topped this weekend’s box office for the third straight week with $32.9 million, followed by Django Unchained and Les Miserables with $30.7 million and $28 million, respectively.
• Busted: Just a couple of days after Katt Williams was arrested for felony child endangerment, new details surfaced revealing that the reason behind his bust was a loaded gun found at his home that had been reported stolen.
• Doting Dads: Chris Hemsworth was spotted with his daughter India Rose; the pair—along with mama Elsa Pataky—met up with Liam Hemsworth for lunch. Meanwhile, Orlando Bloom hit the trails of Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles with his son Flynn.
• Get Well Soon: Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized for a blood clot. A senior advisor from the State Department says the clot was found while Clinton was at a follow-up exam about a recent concussion.
by Brandi Fowler